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It’s been raining cats and dogs here all day long, and the rain gauge shows that we got 4” of rain. Other places got more. Oh, and needless to say, we’re under a flood warning.

I was going to go out to the gym and to get a manicure, but it was raining so !@#$ hard that I said screw it.
7/21/2018, 11:33 pm Link to this post PM Birdz
 
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Holy ark, Birdz, that's a whole lotta rain!

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OK. I'm going to sacrifice some beers and pork tomorrow to make things right for Robbie again.

Something must be going around because I've had a really bad day being on my feet. The pain at times was quite bad, but I've got the stem cell treatment coming and maybe it will make things better! I'm going to have a positive attitude for myself and for The Miz! Take care of her, Kudo.
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Thank you, Cooter!

I'm looking forward to your stem cell treatment, too. I'm on board with the idea that this is going to make your life a whole lot better!

In the mean time, set 'em up, Ramundo.

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Sorry you’re aching, Cooter. I know I have good days and I have bad days. I’m trying to improve my gait, which seems to have gotten messed up with this spinal issue.

It looks like we’re in for “scattered thunderstorms,” which I take to mean that we won’t be having nonstop heavy rain all day long. Maybe I can hit the gym (I’ve read that recumbent bike exercise is good for spinal stenosis patients) and get that much needed manicure.
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quote:

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Aw, Robbie, I'm sorry it's been a bad night and day. I hope tomorrow will be better.

*continuing to hide the chunky baby alpaca for its own protection*

Hawk, I hope you see this. As we were coming home from the conference, construction on the main highway sent us off into the fields for a workaround. We saw something that NONE of us has seen before. We expect to see the kids out detassling the corn right about now.... But we came upon a MASSIVE corn field, and it had been butchered! Clearly, the farmer had used some kind of machine with a blade that CHOPPED OFF the entire top section of the plant! Is that typical out in Iowa? We've never seen such a thing....



Not in Fayette or Winneshiek Counties. The next time i talk to George, i will ask him if he is familiar with any detassling machine. Sounds like something you would see on the huge corporate farms. Not on the 600 acre family farms that are the general rule in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. I dont know about Indiana, but the coming of age rituals for teenagers in Iowa include detassling corn and walking soybean fields, as well as throwing 70 pound square bales around while baling hay; and on some hog operations, castrating feeder pigs. I am not ashamed to admit that all three of our children, including both girls paid their dues. Just as i did when i first arrived in the US during the summer of my 16th year. And at 5:30 am on my first morning, my grandfather introduced me to life on a southern Minnesota farm. And that outwardly gruff, caring old man taught me an incredible amount over the next two years before he shipped me off to university

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Buon pomeriggo amiaci miei. We continue to have unseasonably mild temperatures here on the northern end of the Adriatic. In Fahrenheit terms it is 83 degrees with a mild breeze blowing in off the water. We are past the mid point of July and we have yet to have the temps hit 90F. We do have thunder storms moving in. But all things. Considered, i can live with it.

Yesterday i got to play Nanny to my two grand daughters during the morning and early afternoon. Lots of fun. Then last night we had Ms Becnky’s birtday party at a top notch ristorante down the road between Duino and Trieste. All local seafood straight off the boat. Good stuf and reasonably priced.

Hope this finds every in good health and spirits.

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Good morning, all. We're starting out at 57F under blue skies, heading for 80F this afternoon.

My Canadian honorary granddaughter and her now-husband have come home from Salt Lake City for a week with her parents. I'm invited to early dinner this afternoon/evening, and I'm looking forward to seeing them.

I hope everyone has an enjoyable Sunday.

Coffee, please, Tanya. Iced.

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Have a nice visit, Robbie! It always feels so good when family comes home.... emoticon

So glad you had a wonderful day, Hawk. I asked Brett about the corn slasher, and he said he had seen such a thing before, but as you said, only on the big corporate farms. Corn detassling is a rite of passage among the rural kids here, too.

Yikes on all that rain, Birdz! Hope the recumbent bike brings you some relief!

Hope the stem cell treatment will make all the difference for you, Cooter! Meanwhile, if you're interested in sending part of your rib sacrifice my way.... *G*

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It's the cocktail hour [sign in to see URL].

I was watching The Open, then the baseball game, then a show that I like, and here I finally am.

My contractor for my roof who is a close friend brought over some corn, tomatoes and squash yesterday and I gave him some trout. We're having some of the corn done in the smoker tonight along with pork chops and sweet potatoes.

I hope everyone had a nice day. It only hit 85 today and that may be a high for the coming week.
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